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06 November, 2008

Thoughts about Christianity and Liberalism....


Isn't this what you've always wanted?
Isn't this how you've saw the view?
Careful what you wish for,It just might come true.
Isn't this what you've always pictured?
Isn't this what you plan to do?
Careful what you wish for,
It just might come true...

I've had a few of those moments in my life. What I wished for came around and knocked me flat.

I would like to address an issue that seems to be very prevalent at the moment. Is it possible for a Christian to be a Democrat? My answer would be, that, I suppose so, but my question would be WHY???? If we are truly to be an image of Jesus, why would we have the thought process of a Liberal? They have many issues that clearly undermine the values that Jesus teaches, but here are my 'Big Three."

Unfortunately, in my opinion, they have gotten sucked into the dangerous vortex of "compassionate politics." They genuinely have compassion for the down and out, and the have nots. Jesus did too. Where in the scriptures does it say that it is the government's duty to provide for the poor and needy? (hint: nowhere...) Who's job is it? The church...the band of believers that Christ put together to show the world His love. If that's the case, how did the government get involved to begin with? The church dropped the ball and somebody saw the opportunity to gain some political clout and power by pretending to be the caregiver of the poor and downtrodden. The only way for the government to have anything to give, is to take it forcibly from someone else who has earned it. Do the math, there are far more people who are not rich than those that are. You don't need to be rich to vote, so if you want to stay in power, pander to those who will keep you there! Promise them anything and give them everything and they will keep you in power. It's not about compassion at all...it's about power. Charles Barkley said that "for 50 years poor people have been voting Democrat and they are still poor." If the Dems actually brought people out of poverty, that would eliminate their voting base.

What about the issue of abortion? How can any thinking, caring, Christ-centered person possibly believe that Jesus would ever condone tearing a child out of his mothers womb and grinding them up in a garbage disposal? Is that really what He would want? I am certainly all about a mother's right to choose. There are choices available; Adoption, raising the child, and the biggest choice of all CHOOSE NOT TO HAVE SEX UNTIL YOU ARE MARRIED!!! I can't picture Jesus telling anyone that one of the choices would be to kill the baby.

How about the so-called "gay rights" issues? Gay rights? The Word is VERY clear on this issue, not once, but MANY times. You have people like Jay Bakker espousing the belief that it was all metaphorical, and that that's not REALLY what the Bible means. I have friends and relatives who are caught up in this lifestyle and I love them anyway, but make no mistake when I say that they should not be legislated any 'special' rights. God's word is clear that he designed sex to be expressed between a man and woman who are joined together in marriage.

As I stated above, there are many issues that the Liberal espouse, but for these three alone, I cannot understand why any Christ-centered person would embrace the Democratic party. I'm not saying that the Republicans have all of the answers either. In fact they have been a huge disappointment over the last few years as they have drifted away from the core values of less government, lower taxes, and fewer hand-outs. That's why I choose to call myself a Follower of Christ and a Conservative. Has a nice ring to it doesn't it?

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